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Old 11-04-2006, 02:31 PM   #1
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A wave of bad karma hit me this weekend and the LED display (clock, station, etc.) for my radio disappeared. The radio/CD player has a mfg date of Aug 97, so I assume it’* for a ’98 Pontiac. Has anyone ever repaired one of these displays?

It’* not a power problem, because the original '93 unit displays fine, and everything else on the “new” radio works. Display on the new unit was a bit flakey to begin with, but now it’* gone completely. By flakey I mean when I first installed it, the display sorta like, needed to "warm up", then it worked fine. I pulled it out while troubleshooting my power antenna problem, and now the display is gone. I've only had this unit in for a week or two and I've rather liked it. I'd like to see what station I'm on, though!
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do a search, the bulb problem is fairly common problem. You should be able to see the display if you can get it into the correct sunlight.

a site that has bulbs, not sure if they are the right ones, I have never ordered them...even though my stock HU display is out.

http://corvetteradios.com/corvetteradios_013.htm
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do a search, the bulb problem is fairly common problem. You should be able to see the display if you can get it into the correct sunlight.

a site that has bulbs, not sure if they are the right ones, I have never ordered them...even though my stock HU display is out.

http://corvetteradios.com/corvetteradios_013.htm
So the clock is illuminated by a backlight? You're right, if I shined my light on it just right, I could actually read the clock.
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correct, so your backlight bulb is out.
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Thanks! Bulb has been removed (it'* hosed) and new bulb ordered.
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